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School of Fashion

Industry Connections

Fashion Industry Resources

As a School of Fashion student, you will have access to prominent fashion industry resources, including: 

Fashion Industry Speakers

Hear from leaders in the fashion field. Past speakers have included:

  • CEO, Sublime Behavior Marketing / Innovation at Retail Lecture (DECA) 
  • Director of Education & Global Programming, Fashion Revolution / Sustainable Practice Lecture 
  • Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute / Color & Trends Lecture  
  • Global Director of Collaborations—YEEZY, Adidas / Trend Forecasting Lecture  
  • Head of Business Intelligence, In-N-Out Burger/ Innovation at Retail Lecture(DECA) 
  • Principal Analyst, Insider Intelligence/eMarketer / Marketing Innovation Lecture 
  • Scholar & Fashion Branding Expert, Drexel University / Brand Management Lecture 
  • Scholar & Supply Chain Expert, Rutgers University / Supply Chain Management Lecture 
  • Senior Director of Enterprise Design System, CVS Heath / Data Analytics at Retail Lecture 
  • Senior Marketing Director, New Store / Technology and Retail Lecture  
  • Senior Print Designer, Converse / Print & Trends Lecture  
  • Senior Vice President of Product Creation, Sperry / Forecasting in the Product Creation Process Lecture  

National Retail Federation (NRF) Student Association

The School of Fashion’s membership in the National Retail Federation’s Student Association (NRFSA) offers students professional development, networking opportunities, and more. As a member institute, you will have access to a significant number of meaningful opportunities, including our regular attendance at NRF's Big Show and Student Program held annually where students network with a vast array of executives and industry leaders. 

School of Fashion Starter Network 

The Starter Network is a listing of current students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals along with their contact information, who are available and eager to support you by mentoring and networking. The Starter Network is distributed to all School of Fashion students during their first semester at Lasell. 

Trade Shows

The School of Fashion arranges for students to attend industry trade shows every year, such as Coterie, MAGIC Fashion Trade Show, and New England Apparel Club (NEAC) Show. Tradeshows are a great opportunity for students to experience and observe industry operations and network.